You are planning your wedding and the huge question of who to invite is top priority. You may find yourself surprised by just how difficult this question can be to answer, however. Because family and close friends is simple enough, but what about people you see every day but are not especially close to?
The issue of whether or not to invite coworkers is a difficult one for many couples. Mainly because these are people they see every day, and they often feel obligated. Or they might genuinely like the people they work with, but are not sure if they would come if invited, which can put a snag in planning for the number of people attending.
Here are a few things to ask yourself when deciding::
- Is this a person you spend time with outside of work? If you only see them at the office, and you don't communicate otherwise, then it might be a good idea to leave them off the guest list.
- How close are you, really? If you do see them out of the office, how often do you do so? Would you consider yourself friends? If the relationship is more than just fellow employees, it is reasonable to ask them to attend.
- Will they come? If it seems unlikely that they would RSVP with a 'yes' - and you should have a decent gut feeling about this - then don't bother. Unless you think it would cause potential disharmony in the work place, in which case an invite you know will probably go unused won''t hurt.
You don't have to invite coworkers, but you can if you like. It is always a good idea to ascertain the three things above before you decide, however. Just to make sure they are worth it.